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ZAPPA Frank
(voc,g)

Personal Data:

Born: 21.12.1940 (Baltimore, Maryland, USA, as Francis Vincent Zappa Jr.)
Died: 04.12.1993 (prostate cancer)
ZAPPA Frank (photo)

Appearances:

1956-? The Blackouts
1966-8/69 The Mothers Of Invention
1971-75 The Mothers Of Invention

Former Members:

Ike Willis (voc, 1979-80, 1985-cca 1988); Bob Harris (voc, 1983, 1985); Napoleon Murphy Brock (voc, 1984-86); Dale Bozzio (voc, 1985)

Danny Whalley (slide g, 1979-82); Steve Vai (g, 1980-84); Ray White (g, 1980-81, 1985-86); Johnny "Guitar" Watson (g, 1984-86); Mike Keneally (g,synths,voc, cca 1988)

Patrick O'Hearn (voc,bg, cca 11/76); Roy Estrada (bg, cca 1/78, 1983-?); Arthur Barrow (bg, 1979-85); Scott Thunes (bg, 1982-cca 1988)

Eddie Jobson (kb,viol, cca 11/76); Bianca (voc,kb, cca 11/76); Peter Wolf (kb, 1979-82); Tommy Mars (kb,voc, 1979-86); Bobby Martin (kb,sax, 1982-cca 1988); Bobby Mars (voc,kb, 1986)

Terry Bozzio (voc,ds, cca 11/76, 1985); Vinnie Colaiuta (ds, 1979-83); Jimmy Carl Black (ds, 1981-82); Chad Wackermann (ds, 1982-cca 1988)

Ruth Underwood (perc, cca 1977); Ed Mann (perc,voc, 1979-cca 1988)

Marty Krystal (sax, 1983-?); Paul Carman (sax, cca 1988); Albert Wino (sax, cca 1988); Kurt McGettrick (sax, cca 1988)

Dick Pegy (mand, 1983-?); Craig Steward (hca, 1983-?)

Walt Fowler (tr, cca 1988); Bruce Fowler (tr, cca 1988)

Albums Discography:

#TitleRelease DateLabelTypeUKUSA
1.Lumpy Gravy12/1967 Verve
2.Hot Rats10.10.1969Bizarre/Reprise9
3.Chunga's Revenge23.10.1970Bizarre/Reprise43
4.200 Motels
(2LP)
10/1971 United Artists 59
5.Sometimes In New York City
& John Lennon
1972
6.Waka Jawaka05.07.1972Bizarre/Reprise
7.Grand Wazoo11/1972 Bizarre/Reprise
8.Apostrophe (')
produced by: Frank Zappa
3/1974 Discreet 10
9.Bongo Fury
& Captain Beefheart
produced by: Frank Zappa
17.10.1975Discreet 66
10.Zoot Allures05.11.1976Warner Bros 61
11.Zappa Live In New York
(2LP)
produced by: Frank Zappa
04.11.1977Discreet55 57
12.Studio Tan15.09.1978Discreet
13.Sleep Dirt19.01.1979Discreet
14.Sheik Yerbouti
(2LP)
23.02.1979Zappa/CBS32 21
15.Orchestral Favourities
(1975)
04.05.1979Discreet
16.Joe's Garage, Act I9/1979 Zappa62 27
17.Joe's Garage, Acts II & III
(2LP)
19.11.1979Zappa69 53
18.The Grandmothers (A Collection Of Ex-Mothers Of Invention Vol 1)1/1981 Rhino
19.Tinseltown Rebellion
(2LP)
08.05.1981Zappa55 66
20.Shut Up 'N' Play Yer Guitar11.05.1981Barking Pumpkin
21.Shut Up 'N' Play Yer Guitar Some More5/1981 Barking Pumpkin
22.Return Of The Son Of Shut Up 'N' Play Your Guitar5/1981 Barking Pumpkin
23.You Are What You Is
(2LP)
9/1981 Barking Pumpkin51 93
24.Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch5/1982 Barking Pumpkin61 23
25.London Symphony Orchestra, Vol. 11/1983 Barking Pumpkin
26.The Man From Utopia3/1983 Barking Pumpkin87
27.Baby Snakes Soundtrack Picture Disc3/1983 Barking Pumpkin
28.Rare Meat - The Early Productions Of Frank Zappa3/1983 Del Fi
29.Boulez Conducts Zappa, The Perfect Stranger
& Pierre Boulez
8/1984 Angel
30.Them Or Us
(2LP)
19.10.1984Barking Pumpkin53
31.Thing Fish
(3LP)
11/1984 Barking Pumpkin
32.Francesco Zappa11/1984 Barking Pumpkin
33.The Old Masters, Box I
(6LP box set)
4/1985 Barking Pumpkin
34.Frank Zappa Meets The Mothers Of Prevention11/1985 Barking Pumpkin 153
35.Does Humor Belong In Music?1/1986 Capitol
36.The Old Masters, Box II
(8LP box set)
11/1986 Barking Pumpkin
37.Jazz From Hell15.11.1986Barking Pumpkin
38.Joe's Garage, Acts I, II & III6/1987 Barking Pumpkin
39.London Symphony Orchestra, Vol. II9/1987 Barking Pumpkin
40.The Old Masters, Box III
(8LP box set)
12/1987 Barking Pumpkin
41.Guitar And Watermelon In Easter Hay
(2CD)
4/1988 Barking Pumpkin82
42.Guitar4/1988
43.You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. I16.05.1988Barking Pumpkin
44.Broadway The Hardway11/1988 Barking Pumpkin
45.You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. II
(2LP)
10/1988 Rykodisc
46.You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. III
(2LP)
11/1989 Rykodisc
47.The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life
(2CD)
4/1991 Zappa
48.Make A Jazz Noise Life
(3LP)
6/1991 Zappa
49.You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. 4
(2LP)
21.06.1991Rykodisc
50.Beat The Boots1991
51.As An Am9/1991 Zappa
52.The Ark9/1991 Zappa
53.Freaks & Motherfu*$'%!9/1991 Zappa
54.Unmitagated Audacity9/1991 Zappa
55.Anyway The Wind Blows
(2CD)
9/1991 Zappa
56.Saarbrucken 19789/1991 Zappa
57.Piquantique9/1991 Zappa
58.L.S.D. Vol 19/1991 Zappa
59.Boulez Conducts Zappa: The Perfect Stranger5/1992 Zappa
60.Francesco Zappa5/1992 Zappa
61.You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. 5
(2LP)
10/1992 Zappa
62.You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. 6
(2LP)
23.10.1992Zappa
63.Playground Psychotics11/1992 Zappa
64.The Yellow Shark02.11.1993Zappa
65.Civilization Phase III
(2CD)
10/1994 Barking Pumpkin
66.Ahead Of Their Time5/1995 Rykodisc
67.Strictly Commercial: The Best Of Frank Zappa21.08.1995Rykodisc45
68.The Lost Episodes26.02.1996Rykodisc
69.Läther
(3CD)
23.09.1996Rykodisc
70.Have I Offended Someone?07.04.1997Rykodisc
71.Strictly Genteel19.05.1997Rykodisc
72.Mystery Disc15.09.1998Globus
73.The Son Of Cheap Thrills27.04.1999Rykodisc
74.Threesome, Vol. 1 & 2
(2CD)
23.04.2002Rykodisc
75.Zappa Picks - By Jon Fishman of Phish15.10.2002Rykodisc
76.Zappa Picks - By Larry LaLonde of Primus15.10.2002Rykodisc
77.FZ: OZ - Frank Zappa Live in Australia11/2002 2CD
78.For Collectors Only24.12.2002Disky
79.Cucamonga14.09.2004Rhino
80.Classic Interviews31.05.2005United States Dist
81.Guitar16.08.2005Rykodisc
82.Trance Fusion07.11.2006Zappa
83.Mofo Project / Object05.12.2006Zappa
84.Imaginary Diseases30.01.2007Zappa
85.Wazoo
(2CD)
27.05.2008Vaulternative
86.A Token of His Extreme06.06.2008Eagle Rock
87.Lumpy Money25.11.20083CD
88.Dub Room Special16.12.2008Zappa
89.Feeding the Monkies at Ma Maison23.09.2011Universal
90.Lost Broadcasts: Interviews16.10.2012Ais
91.Understanding America30.10.2012Zappa
92.Mothermania30.10.2012Universal
93.Make a Jazz Noise Here30.10.2012Universal
94.Paul Buff Presents Highlights from the Pal and Original Sound Studio Archives
& Paul Buff
13.11.2012Ais
95.Why Don'cha Do Me Right20.11.2012Ume
96.Playground Psychotics04.12.2012Zappa
97.Finer Moments18.12.2012Zappa
98.Freak Jazz, Movie Madness & Another Mothers07.10.2014Chrome Dreams
99.Puttin On The Ritz: The Classic NYC Broadcast 198105.11.2014Let Them Eat Vinyl
100.Providence College, Rhode Island, April 26, 1975
& Captain Beefheart
10.02.2015Keyhole
101.Dance Me This01.06.2015
102.Teenage Rockin Combo: Dumb All Over Live At Ritz In New York City - November 17 1981
(3LP)
26.05.2015BRR
103.The Muffin Man Goes to College10.07.2015Sonic Boom
104.Halloween in The Big Apple31.07.2015Let Them Eat Vinyl
105.Mudshark: Live
& The Mothers
18.09.2015Keyhole
106.Bebop Tango Contest Live!18.09.2015Keyhole
107.Masked Turnip Cyclophony02.10.2015United States
108.The Muffin Man Goes To College Volume 2
& Captain Beefheart
05.10.2015Let Them Eat Vinyl
109.Transmission Impossible04.12.2015Eat To The Beat
110.The Lost Broadcast: The Beat Club '68
& The Mothers Of Invention
04.12.2015Duke
111.Roxy: The Movie
& The Mothers Of Invention
18.12.2015Eagle Rock
112.The New Maternity
& The Mothers Of Invention
15.01.2016Sonic Boom
113.Trouble Every Day29.01.2016Laser Media
114.In His Own Words11.03.2016I.V. Media
115.Ahoy There18.03.2016Refractor
116.Road Tapes, Venue #127.05.2016Zappa
117.Road Tapes: Venue #2 Finlandia Hall, Helsinki, Finland 23, 24 August 197327.05.2016Vaulter Native
118.Road Tapes, Venue #327.05.2016Zappa
119.Dutch Courage03.06.2016Hobo
120.Son of Orange County
& Tom Waits
01.07.2016Laser Media
121.Frank Zappa For President15.07.2016Zappa
122.The Crux Of The Biscuit15.07.2016Zappa
123.Zappatite: Frank Zappa's Tastiest Tracks16.09.2016Zappa
124.Vancouver Workout
& The Mothers Of Invention
23.09.2016Zip City
125.Solid Gold: Live on Air21.10.2016The Store For Music
126.Meat Light: The Uncle Meat Project / Object Audio Documentary04.11.2016Zappa
127.Little Dots04.11.2016Zappa
128.Chicago '7804.11.2016Zappa
129.The Rare Tapes Broadcast20.01.2017Hobo
130.Live on Air20.01.2017Laser Media
131.The Roxy Performances
& The Mothers
(7CD box set)
23.03.2018
132.Halloween 7310/2018 Universal

Singles Discography:

#SP/EP TitleRelease DateLabelUKUSA
1.Peaches En Regalia / Little Umbrellas1/1970 Bizarre
2.Tell Me You Love Me / Would You Go All The Way?11/1970 Bizarre
3.Magic Fingers / Daddy, Daddy, Daddy10/1971 United Artists
4.What Will This Evening Bring Me This Morning? / Daddy, Daddy, Daddy03.12.1971United Artists
5.Cosmic Debris / Uncle Remus
(v GB)
8/1974 Discreet
6.Don't Eat The Yellow Snow / Cosmic Debris9/1974 Warner Bros 86
7.Don't Eat The Yellow Snow / Camarillo Brillo
(v GB)
27.11.1974Discreet
8.Find Her Finer / Zoot Allures10/1976 Warner Bros
9.Disco Boy / Ms. Pinky12/1976 Warner Bros 105
10.Dancin' Fool / Baby Snakes4/1979 Zappa 45
11.Bobby Brown1979
12.Joe's Garage / Central Scrutinizer
(v USA)
1/1980 Zappa
13.Joe's Garage / Catholic Girls
(v GB)
1/1980 CBS
14.I Don't Want To Get Drafted / Ancient Armaments5/1980 Zappa 103
15.Goblin Girl / Pink Napkins11/1981 Barking Pumpkin
16.You Are What You Is / Harder Than Your Husband
12" + Pink Napkins / Soup'n'Old Clothes
2/1982 Barking Pumpkin
17.Valley Girl / Teenage Prostitute
featuring Moon Unit Zappa
7/1982 Barking Pumpkin 32
18.Shut Up 'n' Play Your Guitar / Variation On The C Santana Secret9/1982 Barking Pumpkin
19.Baby Take Your Teeth Out / Stevie's Spanking9/1984 EMI
20.Peaches En Regalia / I'm Not Satisfied / Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up10/1987 Rykodisc
21.The Man From Utopia / Ship Arriving Too Late To Save The Drowning Witch4/1988 Capitol
22.Sexual Harrasment In The Workplace / Watermelon In Easter Hay4/1988 Rykodisc
23.Zomby Woof / You Didn't Try To Call Me5/1988 Rykodisc
24.Montana (Whipping Floss) / Cheepnis5/1988 Rykodisc
25.Bobby Brown Goes Down5/1991
26.Stairway To Heaven / Bolero2/1993 Zappa
27.Valley Girl / Teenage Prostitute
& Moon Zappa,
(reissue)
7/1993 Zappa
28.Cheap Thrills4/1998 Rykodisc

Videos:

1. Does Humour Belong In Music? - 1985
2. Uncle Meat
3. Amazing Mdirected by Bickford
4. Frank Zappa CA Apostrophe / Over-Nite Sensation - 1.5.2007
5. A Token Of His Extreme - 31.05.2013, Eagle Vision

Movies:

1. Head (1968, starring, directed by B. Rafelson)
2. Medium Cool (1969)
3. 200 Motels (1971, directed by Tony Palmer & Frank Zappa)
4. Baby Snakes (1979)
5. Miami Vice (starring)
6. Pražákům, těm je hej (1990, starring, directed by Karel Smyczek/M. Kocáb)

Bibliography:

Petr Dorůžka: Šuplík plný Zappy
Frank Zappa: The Real Frank Zappa Book (1989)
Jioí Eerný: Hvězdy tehdejších hitparád (1989)
Miles: Frank Zappa - A Visual Documentary

Awards:

1968 Melody Maker Album Of The Year ("We're Only In It For The Money")
1987 Grammy Awards - Best Rock Instrumental Performance (Orchestra, Group Or Soloist) (LP "Jazz From Hell")
1/1995 Rock'n'Roll Hall Of Fame
1995 Grammy Awards - Best Recording Package - Boxed ("Civilization Phaze III")
1997 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
1999 Grammy Hall Of Fame ("Freak Out!", 1967)
2006 Jammy Awards - Lifetime Achievement Award

WWW Links:

http://www.zappa.com

Various:

† 4.12.1993 (Los Angeles, rakovina prostaty)


"Peaches En Regalia" (1987) - první CD singl na světě

produced by LP:

Lowell George And The Factory: Lightning-Rod Man (1966)
Jean-Luc Ponty: King Kong (1971, Pacific Jazz)
Grand Funk: Good Singin' Good Playin' (8/76, EMI)
Dweezil Zappa: Havin' A Bad Day (1986, Barking Pumpkin)

appeared on the LP:
Grand Funk: Good Singin' Good Playin' (8/76, EMI)
Gene Simmons: Asshole (20.4.04, Simmons)

Compilation Appearances:
"Joe's Garage" on compilation "Twentieth Anniversary" (3.2.04, Rykodisc)

Press References:

Bang!
YearIssueDatePageColumnType
19931415.12.199323profile
19951601.09.199510Bang!aleriealbum review
Gramorevue
YearIssueDatePageColumnType
19904 9
Melodie
YearIssueDatePageColumnType
19798 233
19805 139Ze světa
19806 173profile
19806 182
19827 208profile
19828 238profile, discography
19883 20Melodie ze světa
19901 15Melodie z domova
19902 56
19924 32Recenzealbum review
Melody Maker
YearIssueDatePageColumnType
1971016.01.19713
1971004.12.197135interview
1971004.12.197158Pop Singlessingle review
19731407.04.197339Caught In The Actgig review
19733425.08.197314interview
19743714.09.19744interview
19744005.10.197442
19744005.10.197446Albumsalbum review
19744402.11.197441
19744509.11.197434Caught In The Actgig review
19751726.04.197538interview
19752812.07.197527Albumsalbum review
19754218.10.197538Albumsalbum review
19761006.03.197631interview
19764513.11.19764
1977819.02.197719Caught In The Actgig review
1977819.02.197736interview
1977926.02.197724Albumsalbum review
19775331.12.19774News
1978428.01.19788interview
19781408.04.197822Albumsalbum review
19783716.09.197824Caught In The Act - Knebworthgig review
19785230.12.19783News
1979427.01.19793News
1979803.03.197931Albumsalbum review
19792507.07.197948Albumsalbum review
19793729.09.197938Albumsalbum review
1980426.01.198011After Darkinterview
19801626.04.19805US News
19801928.06.198018Caught In The Actgig review
1981210.01.198116Albumsalbum review
19812016.05.198118Albumsalbum review
19814324.10.198116Albumsalbum review
1982820.02.198213Albumsalbum review
1983208.01.19833Fast Forward
1983315.01.19835Fast Forward
19831402.04.198323Albumsalbum review
19843329.09.19845Fast Forward - Record News
19843406.10.198420It's Alivegig review
19843727.10.198428Albumsalbum review
19931724.04.199339Info Freako
19935011.12.19934News
19935118.12.19935
19952020.05.199549Info Freako
19953105.08.19954News
New Musical Express
YearIssueDatePageColumnType
1972002.09.197220Albumsalbum review
1972002.09.197220Interviewinterview
1973007.04.19733News Desk
1973007.04.197330
1973005.05.19733News Desk
1973025.08.19735
1973001.09.197318
1973022.09.197346Front Row Reviewsgig review
1974026.01.197443This Is America
1974027.04.19742News Desk - Record News
1974025.05.197437Americana
1974014.09.197410
1974005.10.197421Albumsalbum review
1974005.10.197434
1974016.11.19740NME Guitar Book
1974016.11.197441
1974023.11.197430
1974030.11.197436
1975008.03.197522Plattersalbum review
1975026.04.197528
1975019.07.197516Plattersalbum review
1975023.08.19758Thrills
1975008.11.197520Plattersalbum review
1975022.11.197535Information City
1976003.01.197621
1976017.04.197611Thrills
1976004.12.197619Junkyard Angelsinterview
Populár
YearIssueDatePageColumnType
19791 24Discoramaalbum review
Rock & Pop
YearIssueDatePageColumnType
1990114.05.19909interview
1990114.05.199018
19912208.11.199120profile, discography
1992407.02.199228Recenzealbum review
1992821.04.199217
19921413.07.199220Čarostřelciprofile
19932415.12.19933Hot
1994231.01.199429Recenzealbum review
19952321.11.199527Recenzealbum review
199612 20Galerie
19979 111Recenze - Novinkyalbum review
19987 119Recenze - CD ROMalbum review
20065 48Interview
20095 88Rewind - Classic Rockprofile, discography
Rock Revue
YearIssueDatePageColumnType
19891 26
19902 37profile
19903 31